Valentine will be Red Sox manager

Bobby Valentine

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Bobby Valentine accepted the job of manager of the Red Sox when General Manager Ben Cherington called him to offer it, according to major league sources.

Before reporting to prison, DiMasi maintains innocence

The day before he is to report to prison, former state House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi said he is innocent in the bribery scandal that led to his downfall.

Few changes expected with airline bankruptcy

The bankruptcy announcement yesterday by AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, the nation’s third-largest airline, followed years of soaring fuel prices and high labor costs.

Kristin Hutchison, server Larry Yee, and server Alfie Selnick were at Halfway Cafe in Watertown to eat wings and drink beer after their shift at restaurant il Casale.

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After-hours: Restaurant hangouts for people in the industry

The restaurant industry is a social one, and the after-work gathering is an important ritual. But at the end of a shift, cooks and servers aren’t looking for upscale food or fancy decor.

Students, parents, and faculty mingled at the end of the school day outside the Francis M. Leahy School in Lawrence today.

State to take over Lawrence schools

The Massachusetts education commissioner said the state needs to “turn things around for the children of Lawrence.”

Herman Cain spoke in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Herman Cain said to be ‘reassessing’ campaign

Cain’s chief of staff confirmed that the candidate is “reassessing” whether to continue his campaign after a woman accused him of a long-running affair.


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Greig’s attorney may ask for California trial

Catherine Greig’s attorney may ask for the change in venue if new charges related to her living with James “Whitey” Bulger in Santa Monica are brought against her.

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After 10 years out of baseball, Dan Duquette vows to be more attentive to certains aspects of his new job with the Orioles.

For Dan Duquette, it’s not about the Red Sox anymore

Ten years after his tearful exit from his hometown team, Duquette is getting comfortable in his new role running the Orioles.


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A world of variation, engagement

“World Documents,’’ at the Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, is a form of documentation, and the eight photographers in it are very much engaged with the world.


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About Romney’s missing e-mails...

A satirical look at exactly what type of “personal information” may have been included in the now-absent e-mails from Mitt Romney’s days as governor.